Arkansas missionary featured in Global Ministries video

ElizFinkUS2handshakeElizabeth Fink, left, a member of Highlands UMC Bella Vista, currently serves as a Global Mission Fellow through the US-2 young adult program of United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries. She was featured recently in a video used to promote the program.

Fink is assigned to Branches, an urban and social justice ministry of the South East District of the denomination’s Florida Annual Conference. Branches is a community-organizing agency that works in immigration, housing, hurricane relief, hospice care and other areas of social crisis.

In the video, Fink shares the story of working with a client who had become widowed, received a cancer diagnosis and had her previous tax refund stolen by the preparer. The client thanked Fink, not for fixing everything, but for listening and spending time with her, restoring some peace and hope in her life.

“At that moment, bug-eyed, heart melting, I’m like, ‘OK God, I hear you,’” Fink says. “You know, we’re not called to have the answer to everyone’s problems, but to be a presence of peace and hope wherever we go.”

To view the video, visit http://goo.gl/jAsJCm.